Parker Drilling Reports 2013 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

HOUSTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Drilling Company (NYSE: PKD), an international provider of contract drilling and drilling-related services and rental tools to the energy industry, today reported results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, including fourth quarter net income of $10.2 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, on revenues of $243.3 million.  These results include non-routine expenses of $3.3 million, pre-tax, related to the April acquisition of International Tubular Services Limited (ITS). Excluding these non-routine expenses, the Company's adjusted net income was $12.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with similarly adjusted 2013 third quarter net income of $14.5 million and $0.12 per diluted share, on revenues of $237.8 million.  Fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA, excluding non-routine expenses, was $69.6 million, compared with $75.1 million for the preceding quarter.

"Market activity during the fourth quarter was mixed, providing both challenges and opportunities," said Gary Rich, president and chief executive officer.  "Competitive conditions in the U.S. land market and a business disruption in Iraq slowed the momentum in our Rental Tools segment. Elsewhere, we made good operating progress. Our U.S. Drilling segment produced solid results, the U.S. Barge Drilling segment achieved higher average dayrates and maintained its high rig utilization, and the International Drilling segment increased its fleet utilization. Our Technical Services segment benefited from a recent drilling package design engagement.  Also, we took steps to sharpen our business focus, selling two international land rigs and one international barge rig no longer suited to our strategy."

2013 Summary

Results for the year ended December 31, 2013 included net income of $27.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, on revenues of $874.2 million.  Included in the 2013 results are non-routine expenses of $28.2 million, pre-tax, primarily related to the April acquisition of ITS and the debt extinguishment costs associated with a mid-year debt refinancing. Excluding these non-routine expenses, the Company earned net income of $48.2 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared with similarly adjusted 2012 net income of $55.0 million and $0.46 per diluted share, on revenues of $677.8 million.  Adjusted EBITDA, excluding these non-routine expenses, was $257.3 million, compared with $235.1 million for the preceding year.

"The Company made significant progress in 2013," continued Mr. Rich. "The fleet average dayrate for our U.S. barge drilling business was 14 percent higher at the end of 2013, compared with the end of 2012.  Over the same period, our international drilling rig fleet utilization increased to 73 percent from 42 percent.  Our revenues attributable to rental tools applications in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico grew by approximately 27 percent in 2013 compared with the prior year.  Our two arctic-class drilling rigs in Alaska have been solid performers since being commissioned around the beginning of the year.  We further expanded our performance potential through the strategic acquisition of ITS, an international rental tools and well service provider, and the addition of a three-platform O&M contract in California," Mr. Rich added.

Outlook

"We are encouraged by industry forecasts calling for expanded drilling activity in the U.S. and international markets, and we believe the projected growth, if realized, should benefit us broadly.  However, we expect a sequential decline in first quarter results due to continuing competitive conditions in the U.S. land drilling market, reduced demand in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico barge drilling market, and higher rig start-up costs and lower realized dayrates in certain international drilling markets.  We anticipate improvements during the remainder of the year, as the U.S. land drilling market strengthens, activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico barge drilling market increases, and our international drilling operations work through rig start-up and standby conditions.  We are already seeing improvements.  Our U.S. rental tools business is currently achieving higher utilization, the number of our barge rigs under contract has increased since January, and our international drilling business has several rigs scheduled to begin full operation before mid-year.

"To further develop our long term potential, we continue to strengthen our customer-focused core competencies, aligning our activities with our customer's needs.  As we expand our presence with customers who value the kind of innovation, reliability and efficiency we provide, we expect to find opportunities to consistently deliver reliable results, higher returns and continued growth," Mr. Rich concluded.

Fourth Quarter Review

Parker Drilling's revenues for the 2013 fourth quarter, compared with the 2013 third quarter, increased 2 percent to $243.3 million from $237.8 million, segment operating gross margin excluding depreciation and amortization expense (segment gross margin) increased to $84.9 million from $84.6 million and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 34.9 percent, compared with 35.6 percent for the prior period.

  • Rental Tools segment revenues were $81.3 million, segment gross margin was $35.6 million and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 43.8 percent.  Compared with the 2013 third quarter, revenues decreased 9 percent, segment gross margin decreased 13 percent, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was lower.  These decreases reflect the continued impact of competitive conditions in the U.S. land drilling market, lower levels of Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling business, a short-term business disruption in southern Iraq, and lower sales of "lost-in-hole" tools. 
  • U.S. Barge Drilling segment revenues were $34.8 million, segment gross margin was $17.4 million, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 49.9 percent.  Compared with the 2013 third quarter, revenues increased 3 percent, segment gross margin increased 10 percent, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues rose. These results primarily reflect the benefit of an increase in our average dayrate while sustaining high utilization levels and a reduction in operating costs.   
  • U.S. Drilling segment revenues were $18.7 million, segment gross margin was $4.0 million and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 21.5 percent. Compared with the 2013 third quarter, revenues were unchanged, segment gross margin increased by 3 percent and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues rose.  Since initiation of drilling activities by our arctic-class drilling rigs in Alaska and an O&M contract in California, the segment continues to make a steady contribution to operating results.
  • International Drilling segment revenues were $97.6 million, segment gross margin was $21.7 million, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 22.2 percent. Compared with the 2013 third quarter, revenues increased 10 percent, segment gross margin decreased 9 percent and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues declined.  The segment's higher level of reimbursables and higher average rig fleet utilization were the primary contributors to the increase in revenues. This was partially offset by the impact of a greater number of days on reduced rate during the period.  A decline in segment gross margin is primarily due to higher operating costs in select locations including start-up of our two rigs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
  • Technical Services segment revenues were $11.0 million and segment gross margin was $1.6 million, and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 14.4 percent.  Compared with the 2013 third quarter, revenues, segment gross margin and segment gross margin as a percentage of revenues all rose, primarily due to a recent design and engineering engagement for a large international extended-reach land rig project.
  • Construction Contract segment reported a contribution to earnings of $4.7 million resulting from the close-out of the contingency reserve for an extended-reach land rig construction project cancelled by the customer in 2011.

General and administrative expense increased to $18.7 million for the 2013 fourth quarter, from $14.2 million for the prior quarter.  Both periods included non-routine costs associated with the integration of ITS.  Excluding these costs, the increase in expense was primarily due to an executive retirement, the "go-live" of a key finance module of our new enterprise resource planning system, and higher compensation and employee benefit program costs. 

Capital expenditures were approximately $51 million for the 2013 fourth quarter, and approximately $156 million for the year. 

Conference Call

Parker Drilling has scheduled a conference call for 10:00 a.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. Eastern time) on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, to review reported results.  The call will be available by telephone at (480) 629-9771.  The call can also be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website.  A replay of the call can be accessed on the Company's website for 12 months and will be available by telephone from February 26, 2014 through March 5, 2014 at (303) 590-3030, using the access code 46685446#.

Cautionary Statement

This press release contains certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements in this press release other than statements of historical facts that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, projects, believes, or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about anticipated future financial or operational results; the outlook for rental tools utilization and rig utilization and dayrates; the results of past capital expenditures; scheduled start-ups of rigs; general industry conditions such as the demand for drilling and the factors affecting demand; competitive advantages such as technological innovation; future operating results of the Company's rigs, rental tools operations and projects under management; future capital expenditures; expansion and growth opportunities; acquisitions or joint ventures; asset sales; successful negotiation and execution of contracts; scheduled delivery of drilling rigs for operation; the strengthening of the Company's financial position; increases in market share; outcomes of legal proceedings; compliance with credit facility and indenture covenants; and similar matters. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Although the Company believes that its expectations stated in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to changes in worldwide economic and business conditions, fluctuations in oil and natural gas prices, compliance with existing laws and changes in laws or government regulations, the failure to realize the benefits of, and other risks relating to, acquisitions, the risk of cost overruns, our ability to refinance our debt and other important factors, many of which could adversely affect market conditions, demand for our services, and costs, and all or any one of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected as described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report filed on Form 10-K and other public filings and press releases. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Company Description

Parker Drilling (NYSE: PKD) provides contract drilling and drilling-related services and rental tools to the energy industry. The Company's drilling services business serves operators in the inland waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico utilizing Parker's barge rig fleet and in select international markets and harsh-environment regions utilizing Parker-owned and customer-owned equipment. The Company's rental tools business supplies premium equipment and well services to operators on land and offshore in the U.S. and international markets.  More information about Parker Drilling can be found on the Company's website at www.parkerdrilling.com.

 

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets

(Dollars in Thousands)







December 31, 2013


December 31, 2012





ASSETS




CURRENT ASSETS




Cash and Cash Equivalents

$              148,689


$              87,886

Accounts and Notes Receivable, Net

257,889


168,615

Rig Materials and Supplies

41,781


29,422

Deferred Costs

13,682


1,089

Deferred Income Taxes

9,940


8,742

Other Current Assets

47,302


46,377

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

519,283


342,131





PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET

871,356


793,197





OTHER ASSETS




Deferred Income Taxes

102,420


95,295

Other Assets

41,697


25,110

TOTAL OTHER ASSETS

144,117


120,405





TOTAL ASSETS

$           1,534,756


$         1,255,733





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY




CURRENT LIABILITIES




Current  Portion of Long-Term Debt

$                25,000


$              10,000

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

182,152


141,866

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

207,152


151,866





LONG-TERM DEBT

628,781


469,205





LONG-TERM DEFERRED TAX LIABILITY

38,767


20,847





OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

26,913


23,182





TOTAL CONTROLLING INTEREST IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

631,697


591,404

Noncontrolling interest

1,446


(771)

TOTAL EQUITY

633,143


590,633





TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$           1,534,756


$         1,255,733









Current Ratio

2.51


2.32





Total Debt as a  Percent of Capitalization

51%


45%





Book Value Per Common Share

$                    5.24


$                  4.97

 

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Consolidated Statement Of Operations

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)












Three Months Ended

September 30,


Three Months Ended December 31,



2013


2012


2013







REVENUES

$      243,321


$      157,171


$      237,762







EXPENSES:






Operating Expenses

158,380


112,873


153,145

Depreciation and Amortization

36,378


27,660


35,882


194,758


140,533


189,027

TOTAL OPERATING GROSS MARGIN

48,563


16,638


48,735







General and Administrative Expense

(18,738)


(24,443)


(14,238)

Provision for Reduction in Carrying Value of Certain Assets

(2,544)


-


-

Gain on Disposition of Assets, Net

1,234


(492)


1,094







TOTAL OPERATING INCOME 

28,515


(8,297)


35,591







OTHER INCOME AND (EXPENSE):






Interest Expense

(13,946)


(8,409)


(13,127)

Interest Income

58


44


130

Loss on extinguishment of debt

-


(364)


(5,218)

Change in fair value of derivative positions

-


47


-

Other 

2,255


(464)


(146)

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSE

(11,633)


(9,146)


(18,361)







INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

16,882


(17,443)


17,230







INCOME TAX EXPENSE

6,766


2,724


9,112







NET INCOME (LOSS)

10,116


(20,167)


8,118

Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

(58)


(69)


148

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST

$        10,174


$      (20,098)


$          7,970













EARNINGS  PER SHARE - BASIC 






Net Income (loss)

$            0.08


$          (0.17)


$            0.07







EARNINGS PER SHARE - DILUTED






Net Income (loss)

$            0.08


$          (0.17)


$            0.07







NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES USED IN COMPUTING EARNINGS PER SHARE





Basic 

119,930,516


118,503,732


119,990,196

Diluted

121,608,427


118,503,732


121,674,591

 

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Consolidated Statement Of Operations

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)








Year Ended December 31,


2013


2012


2011







REVENUES

$      874,172


$      677,761


$      686,234







EXPENSES:






Operating Expenses

571,672


413,188


416,677

Depreciation and Amortization

134,053


113,017


112,136


705,725


526,205


528,813

TOTAL OPERATING GROSS MARGIN

168,447


151,556


157,421







General and Administrative Expense

(68,025)


(46,257)


(31,567)

Impairment and other charges

-


-


(170,000)

Provision for Reduction in Carrying Value of Certain Assets

(2,544)


-


(1,350)

Gain on Disposition of Assets, Net

3,994


1,974


3,659







TOTAL OPERATING INCOME 

101,872


107,273


(41,837)







OTHER INCOME AND (EXPENSE):






Interest Expense

(47,820)


(33,542)


(22,594)

Interest Income

2,451


153


256

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(5,218)


(2,130)


-

Change in fair value of derivative positions

54


55


(110)

Other 

1,450


(832)


(1,127)

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSE

(49,083)


(36,296)


(23,575)







INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

52,789


70,977


(65,412)







INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)

25,608


33,879


(14,767)







NET INCOME (LOSS)

27,181


37,098


(50,645)







Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

164


(215)


(194)

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO CONTROLLING INTEREST

$        27,017


$        37,313


$      (50,451)













EARNINGS  PER SHARE - BASIC 

$            0.23


$            0.32


$          (0.43)







EARNINGS PER SHARE - DILUTED

$            0.22


$            0.31


$          (0.43)







NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES USED IN COMPUTING 






EARNINGS PER SHARE:






Basic 

119,284,468


117,721,135


116,081,590

Diluted

121,224,550


119,093,590


116,081,590

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Selected Financial Data

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)
































Three Months Ended


Year Ended December 31,




December 31,


September 30,






2013


2012


2013


2013


2012


2011











REVENUES:










Rental Tools


$             81,324


$   55,666


$           89,613


$ 310,041


$ 246,900


$ 237,068


U.S. Barge Drilling


34,770


29,404


33,919


136,855


123,672


93,763


U.S. Drilling


18,690


1,387


18,693


66,928


1,387


-


International Drilling


97,568


67,596


88,563


333,962


291,772


318,481


Technical Services


10,969


3,118


6,974


26,386


14,030


27,284


Construction Contract


-


-


-


-


-


9,638


  Total Revenues


243,321


157,171


237,762


874,172


677,761


686,234















OPERATING EXPENSES:














Rental Tools


45,736


22,823


48,739


163,024


88,884


74,491


U.S. Barge Drilling


17,416


16,382


18,112


71,260


69,572


65,144


U.S. Drilling


14,663


5,898


14,786


55,027


9,538


1,692


International Drilling


75,904


64,706


64,718


262,884


231,280


244,879


Technical Services


9,389


3,064


6,790


24,205


13,914


21,604


Construction Contract


(4,728)


-


-


(4,728)


-


8,867


  Total Operating Expenses


158,380


112,873


153,145


571,672


413,188


416,677















OPERATING GROSS MARGIN:














Rental Tools


35,588


32,843


40,874


147,017


158,016


162,577


U.S. Barge Drilling


17,354


13,022


15,807


65,595


54,100


28,619


U.S. Drilling


4,027


(4,511)


3,907


11,901


(8,151)


(1,692)


International Drilling


21,664


2,890


23,845


71,078


60,492


73,602


Technical Services


1,580


54


184


2,181


116


5,680


Construction Contract


4,728


-


-


4,728


-


771


Depreciation and Amortization 


(36,378)


(27,660)


(35,882)


(134,053)


(113,017)


(112,136)


  Total Operating Gross Margin 


48,563


16,638


48,735


168,447


151,556


157,421

 

 

PARKER DRILLING COMPANY

Adjusted EBITDA 

(Dollars in Thousands)



















































Three Months Ended



December 31, 2013


September 30, 2013


June 30, 2013


March 31, 2013


December 31, 2012














Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Controlling Interest

$            10,174


$            7,970


$        8,281


$          592


$     (20,098)


  Adjustments:












Income Tax (Benefit) Expense


6,766


9,112


11,233


(1,504)


2,724


Interest Expense


13,946


13,127


10,741


10,006


8,409


Other Income and Expense


(2,313)


5,234


(1,761)


107


737


Gain on Disposition of Assets, Net


(1,234)


(1,094)


(517)


(1,148)


492


Depreciation and Amortization


36,378


35,882


32,280


29,512


27,660


Provision for Reduction in Carrying Value of Certain Assets


2,544




-


-


-














Adjusted EBITDA


66,261


70,231


60,257


37,565


19,924














Adjustments:












     Non-routine Items


3,306


4,819


11,390


3,463


15,921














Adjusted EBITDA after Non-routine Items


$            69,567


$          75,050


$      71,647


$     41,028


$       35,845


 

SOURCE Parker Drilling Company



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